Hayes (finger) is considered questionable against the Jets on Sunday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Hayes was a full participant in practice to begin the week, but he sat out Friday due to a finger injury. It remains to be seen whether the veteran defensive end will suit up against the Jets on Sunday, but if Hayes misses any time, it could signify rotational snaps for Andre Branch.
Hayes (hamstring) participated in practice Thursday and appears healthy, Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post reports. Hayes missed a month of practice due to a lingering hamstring injury, but he appears on track to suit up for Sunday's season-opener against the Titans. As long as Hayes is healthy enough to play, the veteran defensive end should fill a key rotational role in Miami's front seven this season.
Hayes (hamstring) returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time in over a month, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Given that he's missed a month of preparation, it wouldn't be surprising if Hayes is eased back into action initially. The veteran defensive end figures to rotate in on the Dolphins' defensive line again this season when he's healthy enough to play, which could come as soon as Week 1.
Hayes missed Friday's practice with a hamstring injury, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Hayes exited Thursday's practice favoring his right leg. The severity of his injury isn't clear, so it's hard to tell when he might be back on the field. When healthy, the 11-year veteran will compete for slotting on the depth chart under Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn.
Hayes signed a one-year contract extension with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports. Hayes is entering his 11th year in the league, with the 2017 season being his first in Miami. The 2008 fourth-rounder only racked up 19 tackles and one sack in 12 games, however, before landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Fortunately, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports that Hayes has since recovered and should be "ready to roll" for the offseason.